With roughly 55 percent of India’s population of 1.2 billion made up of people aged 24 or younger, India was viewed as a country with a massive demographic advantage. Unfortunately, the global slump has turned the advantage into a big disadvantage.Indiaâ€™s economy will probably grow at the slowest pace since 2003 as a global recession […]
We know that Twitter raised some capital from IVP late february with an internal valuation of $250 mn. Google would have started discussion around that figure and it was all over the news last week. Now we have this : Twitter Wouldn’t Sell For $1 Billion, Says SourceÂ Â The disconnect is stunning but may be […]
If people thought the outsourcing of ITÂ was significant, then medical tourism promises to be several times larger by the middle of the next decade.Â The Economist article provides a chart projecting the number of US patients expected to partake in medical tourism.Â The base caseÂ sounds like a 100%Â per annumÂ growth through out next decade. Start upsÂ in […]
Does startups need the help of PR folks in taking the product/service to the mainstream ? YESÂ NOÂ Discussion continues here
TheÂ Churchill Clubâ€™s annual Top 10 Tech Trends Dinner discussion post is here.Â Â The panel has some cool VCs in it. The post has important predictionsÂ and someÂ cool factoids In Europe, cell phones are 8% of credit card paymentsÂ Projectors in cell phones in next two years. More than one camera per cell phone About 90% of all […]
A nice little stat to chew on a sunday morning.Â Â Â PS : “Transit” refers to Public/mass transit systems.
From the news today (sorry, no link) Reliance Industries has shut all of its 1,432 petrol pumps in the country after sales dropped to almost nil as it could not match the subsidized price offered by public sector players. The company owned less than 3% of the 36,936 petrol pumps in the country. Of the […]
Food prices are at an all time high in most places around the globe. We have been reading news on Wheat, Edible Oil, Corn etc reaching their multi year highs.Â A report on the same topic reads “Rising Food prices can be good news for the food companies who are attempting to pass along those […]